Edward Yackel, DNP, FNP(C), FAANP
Edward Yackel is the executive director, National Center for Patient Safety. In this role, he provides national leadership for the formulation, establishment, operation, evaluation and continuous improvement of effective management policies, programs and practices for the Veterans Health Administration that maximize clinical patient safety delivered across the full continuum of care sites. He was awarded the Legion of Merit in 2019, the Meritorious Service Medal (fifth award) in 2015 and the Order of Military Medical Merit in 2011. His professional memberships include fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (2018 to the present), member, American Association of Nurse Practitioners (2001 to the present), and member, Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society, Rho Chapter (2000 to the present).